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Falling In Love...In Five Courses

Falling in Love...In Five Courses

The STLCC Foundation invites you to join us for the 14th annual Falling in Love in Five Courses gala at the Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

This unique event will feature award-winning chef and culinary advocate G. Garvin, who will collaborate with Executive Pastry Chef Casey Shiller, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park (two-time winner of the Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’), along with students from the College’s highly acclaimed Culinary Arts program, to prepare a remarkable meal that you and your guests will truly enjoy!

Chef G. Garvin in white chefs coat

Restaurateur, Culinary and Hospitality Consulting Specialist, and Chief Culinary Advisor for SodexoMAGIC. Chef Garvin started his culinary career at the age of 13 in his hometown, Atlanta Georgia. Within 3 years, he was working at the Ritz Carlton-Downtown as the youngest line cook working with German Chef Vulker Shupp. He would later move to Palm Springs, California working under Chef Jean Pierre Dubray at the Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage. As his culinary career continued to show promise, Garvin relocated to Los Angeles, California, where his career evolved from Sous Chef to Executive Chef, to eventually opening his own catering & events company and signature restaurant. He continued to make a name for himself, and within a short span of time, make the leap to TV with his “Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin” show. After 7 seasons, 3 books, and numerous accolades, his increasing popularity would lead to shows on the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, and his first James Beard Award nomination. Garvin can now be seen as a special guest on Good Morning America, or on Food Network alongside hosts such as Guy Fieri. He has also opened numerous restaurants in Atlanta through his “LowCountry Restaurants” brand and is actively working to educate and inspire the next generation of culinary professionals with his “G Garvin Culinary and Hospitality Foundation”. Through Garvin's efforts, he hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within not only the cooking industry but in society as a whole where chefs of color are often categorized more often by race than a profession.

All proceeds from the Falling in Love in Five Courses Gala help support St. Louis Community College students and programs.

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About the College:

STLCC is the largest higher education institution in the region and the second largest in Missouri. The college offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition to STLCC’s traditional academic curriculum, the College continues to expand its programs for today’s knowledge – and technology-based economy.

STLCC annually serves more than 50,000 students through credit, continuing education and workforce training programs. The College’s service area spans 718 square miles with four campuses, two satellite locations and two centers focused on workforce needs. Each location has many unique features that enable the College to meet the diverse needs of the community.

STLCC Foundation Mission

The St. Louis Community College Foundation solicits private financial support to further the mission of St. Louis Community College.

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